William Thomas Allen (1885 - 1941)

William Thomas Allen
1885 - 1941
updated July 29, 2019
William Thomas Allen was born in 1885 in Sandhurst, Australia. He was born to William James Allen and Jane Trevillyan Allen. He died on April 23, 1941 at 56 years of age.
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William Thomas Allen
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William
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Thomas
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Allen
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Sandhurst, Australia
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Plymouth County Borough, in Civilian War Dead
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William Thomas Allen died on April 23, 1941 at age 56. He was buried in Plymouth County Borough, Civilian War Dead. William was born in 1885 in Sandhurst, Australia. He was born to William James Allen and Jane Trevillyan Allen.
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In 1885, in the year that William Thomas Allen was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1905, when he was 20 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1911, at the age of 26 years old, William was alive when the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1922, at the age of 37 years old, William was alive when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1941, in the year of William Thomas Allen's passing, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

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